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Posted on August 16 at 12:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"The college has declined to take a stance on the project and the proposed casino that would be built next to it. However, the college said it was generally in favor of revitalization."
This means Union College is rolling its collective eyeballs at you, Schenectady.
Roll 'em!

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Posted on August 9 at 8:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And now that I've just driven up Erie in the past couple hours I offer a retraction. The medians are definitely not overgrown showing recent mowing. I look forward to the new trees and other plantings to fill it out.
But I stand by my other points about the Amtrak overpass and the condition of the State Street road surface. And of course the long-forgotten Millard Street.

From: Erie Blvd. median already overgrown

Posted on August 9 at 11:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Sometimes this city is like a 7 year old child (sorry kids!). It wants the shiny things the other kids have but when it gets them it gets quickly bored and doesn't take care of them.
Add the sparkly new Erie Blvd median to the dingy, dark, scary area under the Amtrak crossing on State, and the general lack of smoothness of State Street in front of Proctors (are there no standards for how to leave a road after repair work is done?).
And by the way, anyone seen Millard recently, like the past 6 months? It's kinda hard to miss.

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Posted on August 7 at 11:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I think the keyword is 'amateur'. Legal pro is still stuck in Albany, passed the Senate in May.

It can sit there for all I care.
'The night will be capped off with fireworks.'
Great, bring the whole family to watch 2 adults beat the hell out of each other. Yeah, this is the direction Amsterdam wants to be moving in (not).

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Posted on August 5 at 5:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

6 miles north of Speculator on Rt. 30 is Pig Rock which has been there for many, many moons.

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Posted on August 5 at 1:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)


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Posted on August 3 at 8:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wow, well since you've dragged "WE ALL' into this, let me tell you that a lot of "WE ALL' know what a total buffoon you've come across as. You clearly have no idea.
"On the internet, no one knows you're a dog".

From: Confusion over Schenectady police pensions

Posted on August 3 at 12:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I can't find strong enough words to describe my disappointment with the Daily Gazette in publishing this piece of "journalism". If you had labeled this as an editorial I might have read it with those grains of salt and moved on (less disappointed). But this is being presented as "news". It is not. It is the very definition of a "puff piece" and should be held up in school journalism classes as an example of such.
Wait, there is one word I can think of...disgusted.
Thanks dagiacalone for doing what the Gazette failed so pathetically at.

From: Schenectady casino group praised

Posted on August 3 at 11:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What SEIU is trying to do is what our Corporate-owned ("Corporations are people too, my friend!") legislators should be doing; reducing the lowest-to-highest pay ratio. Slowly we're coming around to accepting that CEO's don't create jobs. More customers with more income creating more demand creates jobs. Any 6th grader can understand that.
California is now attempting to deal with this via SB 1372 which "sets corporate taxes according to the ratio of CEO pay to the pay of the company’s typical worker. Corporations with low pay ratios get a tax break. Those with high ratios get a tax increase." (credit: R. Reich)
The Economic Policy Institute:
"As EPI noted in this recent paper (link) on the ratio of CEO to average worker pay, from 1978–2011, CEO compensation grew more than 876 percent, more than double the growth of the stock market and remarkably faster than the growth of annual compensation of a typical private-sector worker, up a meager 5.4 percent. The increased divergence between CEO pay and a typical worker’s pay over time is revealed in the CEO-to-worker compensation ratio, as shown in the figure. This ratio measures the gap between the compensation of CEOs in the 350 largest firms and the workers in the key industry of the firms of the particular CEOs."

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Posted on July 31 at 9:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So you must be a cop.
I don't question your pay or your benefits, nor the risks you take. Thank you for your work.
But I sure do question your sense of entitlement. There's no honor in that.

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